1 May 2018
BTR Today interviews MIEN
MIEN Fights Violence With New Wave
MIEN Fights VMembers of The Black Angels, The Horrors, Elephant Stone and The Earlies join forces to fight cancers of western culture.
Though separated by oceans, these musicians joined together to give voice to the woes of the world.
Comprised of Alex Maas from The Black Angels, Tom Furse from The Horrors, Rishi Dhir from Elephant Stone, John-Mark Laphma from The Earlies and now Thor Harris from Swans, MIEN is the ultimate post-punk/new wave supergroup. Their debut album (I’m Tired of) Western Shouting combines experimental music with lyrics expressing frustration about politics, humanity and communication.
With the members spread across the globe, it’s difficult to plan practice. Still, creating music has been stress free.
“We all have different projects that we’re developing, but this band seems to have given us a shared sense of satisfaction that’s been really welcome,” Lapham tells BTRtoday. “The birth of each track on the album was radically different—we spent years checking in with these tracks, just adding to them when the time felt right.”...
Read the full piece here: BTR Today